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Ashworth Bros. Large Blue and White Indian Tree Platter

A very large, 18" oval, Victorian serving platter by Ashworth Brothers of Hanley, Staffordshire. Second-hand.

What's for sale?

This is a very large, 19th century serving platter, decorated with a blue and white transfer pattern known as "Indian Tree".

It was made by the Staffordshire pottery G L Ashworth Brothers and the pattern is typical of the Victorian era, with influences of the far east.

Large platters are an excellent way to present food and are perfect for Christmas dinner. There's no reason not to use old china tableware occasionally, but it should never be put in a dishwasher or immersed in hot water. Wash by hand with warm water and washing-up liquid.

Who made it and when?

It was made by G L Ashworth Brothers of Hanley, Stoke on Trent. The makers mark dates it between 1862 and 1880. Printed around the crown and laurel wreath, it reads:

  • indian tree
  • a.bros

What condition is it in?

  • Second-hand
  • In good condition
  • No chips or cracks
  • There are marks on the rim and the base

What are the measurements?

  • 38cm (15 inches) width
  • 47cm (18 inches) length
  • 2253 grams

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Ashworth Bros
19th century (1800-1899)
Stock ID:
1 in stock

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